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Grammy Award Winner Charley Pride
To Headline ACRC Gala for Life Sept. 21
LITTLE ROCK — Three-time Grammy award-winning country and gospel vocalist Charley Pride will perform at the Gala for Life, an annual event benefiting the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
The 11th annual ACRC Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment by headliner Pride and local band the Rockets. Organized by the ACRC Foundation’s Board of Directors, the black-tie event will raise funds for cancer research and patient care.
In addition, Northwest Arkansas philanthropist Pat Walker will be honored for her long-time support of the ACRC and other programs at UAMS.
Tickets are $300 per person. For information about the event or to make a reservation, contact Jeanette Shack at the ACRC Foundation at (501) 526-2277.
Nominated for his first Grammy Award in 1966, Pride has recorded more than 60 albums and been named both Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist by the Country Music Association. In 2000, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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